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GDF Suez (OTCPK:GDFZY)
Gross Profit
\$37,646 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

GDF Suez's gross profit for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was \$0 Mil. GDF Suez's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was \$37,646 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. GDF Suez's gross profit for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was \$0 Mil. GDF Suez's revenue for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was \$0 Mil. Therefore, GDF Suez's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was %.

GDF Suez had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of GDF Suez was 55.16%. The lowest was 28.76%. And the median was 46.23%.

Warning Sign:

GDF Suez gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -3.3%.

Definition

Gross Profit is the different between the sale prices and the cost of buying or producing the goods.

GDF Suez's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2014 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 92091.2453761 - 54445.1294698 = 37,646

GDF Suez's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 0 - 0 = 0

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. GDF Suez Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was \$37,646 Mil.

Gross Profit is the numerator in the calculation of Gross Margin:

GDF Suez's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2014 ) = Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2014 ) = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = 0 / 0 = %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

A positive Gross Profit is only the first step for a company to make a net profit. The gross profit needs to be big enough to also cover related labor, equipment, rental, marketing/advertising, research and development and a lot of other costs in selling the products.

Explanation

Warren Buffett believes that firms with excellent long term economics tend to have consistently higher margins.

Durable competitive advantage creates a high Gross Margin because of the freedom to price in excess of cost. Companies can be categorized by their Gross Margin

1. Greater than 40% = Durable competitive advantage
2. Less than 40% = Competition eroding margins
3. Less than 20% = no sustainable competitive advantage
Consistency of Gross Margin is key

GDF Suez had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

GDF Suez Annual Data

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Gross_Profit 7,803 30,752 38,116 43,304 56,125 52,653 57,866 58,873 51,443 37,646

GDF Suez Semi-Annual Data

 Jun10 Dec10 Jun11 Dec11 Jun12 Dec12 Jun13 Dec13 Jun14 Dec14 Gross_Profit 24,383 26,271 31,908 28,729 28,844 28,703 28,880 22,213 20,673 0
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